21,000 people, 18,000 eggs: White House hosts Easter Egg Roll

Published on Monday, 17 April 2017 21:42
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By Moriah Balingit

The Washington Post

WASHINGTON - Some 21,000 people arrived at the White House lawn on Monday for the annual Easter Egg Roll, typically one of the year’s largest White House events and one that tested the hostessing chops of first lady Melania Trump.

Despite concerns that the event might not be well planned, all seemed to go off without a hitch. It was lower key and less flashy than in years past. The first lady’s spokeswoman said she wanted to focus on the more traditional aspects of the longtime Easter Egg Roll.

Children and families roamed the lawn and stopped at picnic tables to make drawings that would be sent to troops overseas. They could toss beanbags and practice soccer at makeshift soccer goals set up by D.C. United or try their hand at Sean Spicer’s job at a miniature press secretary podium set up on the lawn.

Posted in New Britain Herald, Nation-World on Monday, 17 April 2017 21:42. Updated: Monday, 17 April 2017 21:44.